Old School Fridays: Orginals vs. Remakes
You know what I miss? Back in the day when someone said anything about Vanessa Williams and you could be like hunh? Who? Oh, you mean Vanessa L. Williams? Not the one who was in New Jack City and Soul Food the TV show? Because that’s Vanessa A. Williams, you must mean the one who used to be Miss America and was in Soul Food . . . the movie. When in doubt just remember, the L stands for “light-skinned.” I was lucky enough to meet Vanessa L once, she is really gorgeous and has amazing skin.
I also miss the old days when every R&B song had a remix with a rapper hittin’ the bridge. Black Sheep’s A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing was the first hip-hop album I really got down with, so I loved Dres’ contribution to Vanessa Lightskinned Williams’ 1991 cover of the Isley Brothers’ 1972 classic “Work to Do.” I tried to see Dres at an Old School revival show two years ago but he didn’t show up. Oh well. At least Ron Isley comes home from prison next year, right guys?
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